Using an engaging storytelling approach, Culture and Psychology introduces students to culture from a scientific yet accessible point of view. Author Stephen Fox integrates art, literature, and music into each chapter to offer students a rich and complete picture of cultures from around the world. The text wholly captures students’ attention while addressing key concepts typically found in a Psychology of Culture or Cross-Cultural Psychology course. Chapters feature personalized, interdisciplinary stories to help students understand specific concepts and theories, and encourage them to make connections between the material and their own lives.

Health and Well-Being

Health and Well-Being

Health and Well-Being

Learning Objectives

  • LO 11.1 Describe ways health may be conceptualized and how this may differ around the world.
  • LO 11.2 Compare physical health conditions around the world and the relationship of these patterns to mental health.
  • LO 11.3 Discuss perspectives on well-being as conceptualized across cultures and ways the concept can be operationalized for measurement.
  • LO 11.4 Identify components of mental health across cultures and how differences affect diagnosis and epidemiology.
  • LO 11.5 Summarize approaches to maintenance and restoration of mental health and how these relate to underlying belief systems.
  • LO 11.6 Identify ways cultural arts affect health and well-being.

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  • What would you say is most necessary for your own sense of well-being?
  • Can you define health? Can you define well-being? How can these ...
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